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Constance D. Taylor
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Constance D. (Franco) Taylor, age 95, passed away in the loving arms of her daughter, Pamela, on February 01, 2018 at home in Wyomissing. She was born June 03, 1922 in Baltimore, MD. She was the widow of her beloved husband, Claude C. Taylor. Connie was the devoted daughter of prominent community entrepreneur, the late Charles A. Franco and Amelia (Orla) Franco. Her beloved brother was local and nationally recognized entertainer, Robert T. Franco (Margaret).

Constance was the loving mother of Pamela L. Taylor of Wyomissing, with whom she resided, and Diane M. (Taylor) Buchanan, wife of William F. Buchanan, Jr. of Wyomissing. Connie cherished her grandsons, Christopher Taylor Buchanan (husband of Lisa) of Richmond, VA, and Ryan W. C. Buchanan, Esq. (husband of Hilary), of Exton PA. She was affectionately called "Gigi" by her great grandchildren, Aria Elizabeth Buchanan and Jackson Ryan Buchanan, whom she adored. Their love for her and their enthusiasm for life gave her the greatest joy. Connie came from an extended Italian family, and had several nieces, nephews, and cousins she treasured.

Constance was a graduate of the class of 1940 Reading High School, and McCann School of Business. She was a gifted dancer with the Catherine Behney School of Dance, and was crowned "Little Miss Reading" in her youth. Among her other talents was being an accomplished pinochle player and bridge player at the Bridge Room. She was an active board member of the 13th and Union Mother's Club, and served as treasurer of the Women's Civic Club of Reading for over twenty-five years. Connie volunteered in various community organizations, and was instrumental in raising funds for the Reading Public Museum and Planetarium. She was a dynamic and committed community volunteer and philanthropist. One of Connie's favorite pleasures was being a homemaker and hostess to formal, elegant dinner parties, and casual affairs at her home with family and friends. Connie was the epitome of elegance and refined etiquette, and was a model homemaker. She was well-known for her chocolate cake and gourmet meals. Connie was an enthusiastic supporter of her husband Claude's alma matter, the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.

Connie was a founding member and board of director of the Southern Jr. High Alumni Association. Her interests included music, dancing, culinary cuisine, and spending time at houses in Avalon and Ocean City, NJ. She was an avid reader and enjoyed completing word searches and novels in record time.

Most of all, Connie, as her friends and family called her, was an exceptional lady, wonderful daughter, wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend to all. We loved her dearly and will miss her.

Forever, hugs and kisses, Mommie. I will cherish our time together and saying, "I love you, I love you two, I love you three, I love you four, I love you more - I love you five!"

In lieu of flowers, contribution may be made to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family. The Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 1501 N. 11th St., Reading, is in charge of the arrangements. Please sign our guest register at www.sandersfuneral.com.


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